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Taiwan to form new research agency

16th October 2016 - 17:13 GMT | by Charles Au in Taipei


Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) announced that a new agency will be created in 2017 to integrate private sector and military research and development (R&D). The primary mission is to develop a submarine-building capacity and focus on asymmetric warfare development.

The agency will replicate the idea behind the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and it will be named the National Defense Technology Division.

It will be upgraded at some point to become the National Defense Technology Office, a special departmental-level establishment. This new office will be under the direct jurisdiction of the MND.

A source told Shephard

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Charles Au


Charles Au

Charles was born in Malaysia, but educated in Taiwan. He is currently based in the …

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